In Anaheim, California, EarthLink has attached little white boxes to 1,500 traffic lights. At the end of the month Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle will cut a ceremonial wire, turning on those boxes and powering up America’s first big-city Wi-Fi network, which will offer residents high-speed wireless web access across Anaheim for $22 per month.
While many cities have fought bitter public battles over building urban Wi-Fi networks — phone and cable companies loathe the idea of the cut-rate competition — Anaheim is about to become the first major-league city to do it.
Read this article from WIRED.
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